Katie Breckon winner of the Kimberley Art Prize 2018 – Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Katie Breckon, Worrorra Stone Tool, Vic Cox Collection (2017), Aluminium plate monoprint on 350gsm Hahnemühle paper
Congratulations to Katie Breckon for being selected as the overall winner of the Kimberley Art Prize! The winning work, pictured above, is part of the Worrorra Stone Tool, Vic Cox Collection series, exhibited at Fox Galleries in May 2018. View the exhibition here.
The Kimberley Art Prize is one of the longest running regional art prizes in Western Australia, now in its 48th year. The prize is presented by the Shire of Derby / West Kimberley as part of the Kimberley Creative Visual Arts Month.
Katie Breckon makes photographic, print and installation based work that continuously seeks the intersection between place, time, image and memory.
Breckon completed a Bachelor of Fine Art, majoring in Drawing in New Zealand where she was born, and after relocating to Australia earned a Post Graduate Diploma from Victorian College of the Arts in 2005 where she developed the award winning photographic series Set This House In Order. Her images have been published in Ampersand Magazine, Lucida Magazine and Fabrik Magazine. She has won a number of awards, including the 2017 Deakin University Photographic Award at the Centre For Contemporary Photography (CCP) Salon, 2014 Kimberley Photographic Award, 2013 American Aperture Awards for best still life series in the entered category and best inkjet print at the CCP Salon in Melbourne.
Currently living in the West Kimberley outback, Breckon works simultaneously as an artist, educator and remote community arts worker, managing the community collection and Dolord MindI project at the at Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre. The experience of living in the isolated and unfamiliar landscape of the Kimberley is infused into Breckon’s works.